Why are farmers diversifying to generate income from their farms?

Rural communities around the UK have been looking at ways to diversify their income. This has been driven by the continuing uncertainty over Brexit, leading the agricultural sector to find new revenue streams in order to offset potential losses of subsidies.

With no way to know what the future will hold, many farmers are turning to alternative sources of income. There are several strategies in use; some farmers are installing renewable energy facilities on their land, generating power from solar or biomass sources. Others are seizing on opportunities to enhance their farm’s resilience, investing in additional acreage or livestock.

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